Moving to Keighley, Yorkshire? What you need to know

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Moving to Keighley, Yorkshire - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Keighley in Yorkshire? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Keighley is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Keighley the land of milk and honey or are Bingley, Denholme and Silsden a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Keighley

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of November 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Keighley. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Keighley 199
Knowle Park 159
Beechcliffe 143
Exley Head 96
Fell Lane 96
Black Hill 91
Damems 58
Bogthorn 58
Laycock 16
Goose Eye 3

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Keighley. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Keighley. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Bingley Rural (Best) 10011/32845
Worth Valley 10770/32845
Bingley 12513/32845
Craven 22379/32845
Sutton-in-Craven 25605/32845
Cowling 26052/32845
Glusburn 28239/32845
Keighley West 6104/32845
Keighley Central 7012/32845
Keighley East (Worst) 9670/32845
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Your Health in Keighley

If you are thinking of moving to Keighley, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Keighley compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Bradford (Keighley) 1.33% 4.55% 13.7% 35.61% 44.81%
Calderdale 1.15% 4.38% 13.78% 34.35% 46.34%
Harrogate 0.82% 2.98% 11.8% 33.77% 50.63%
Craven 0.93% 3.56% 13.33% 34.56% 47.62%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Keighley. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Keighley. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Craven (Best) 13103/32845
Worth Valley 13472/32845
Bingley Rural 14145/32845
Bingley 14221/32845
Sutton-in-Craven 15315/32845
Cowling 19789/32845
Glusburn 20861/32845
Keighley Central 3991/32845
Keighley West 6700/32845
Keighley East (Worst) 9179/32845
Reader Opinion:

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Deprivation in Keighley

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Keighley. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Keighley East (Best) 10980/32845
Worth Valley 18394/32845
Cowling 18590/32845
Bingley Rural 18930/32845
Bingley 19126/32845
Sutton-in-Craven 21949/32845
Craven 22691/32845
Glusburn 23595/32845
Keighley Central 3928/32845
Keighley West (Worst) 8222/32845

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